Man Charged over Lawnmowing Fatality
Police have summoned a 72 year old man to answer one charge
of Reckless Driving Causing Death in relation to a fatal
lawnmowing accident in Hastings on 8 October 2013.
accident resulted in the death of a 4 year old boy.
man has been summoned to appear in the Hastings District
Court on 12 February 2014.
An application for name
suppression has been filed. As the matter is now before the
Court, Police will be making no further comment.
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>